Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 360 522 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 36.14% 37.02% 28.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 41.43% 42.68% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 386 309
North East median daily rate £425 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £312 £313 £313
90th Percentile £545 £561 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
North East median hourly rate £40.50 £47.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.74% +22.58% -
10th Percentile £36.05 £37.25 £35.63
90th Percentile £45.35 £67.35 £42.88
England median hourly rate £38.10 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -10.35% -5.56% +6.51%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 869 1,223 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.25% 86.74% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 847 755
North East median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £293 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £564
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 35
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £13.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.62% -21.43% -22.22%
10th Percentile £11.60 £10.31 £9.40
90th Percentile £46.50 £45.78 £44.80
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -3.59% -0.59% -2.04%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 311 £425 -5.56% 90
Durham -1 28 £430 -4.44% 12
Teesside +2 4 £350 -12.50%
Northumberland -2 1 - - 5
Cleveland - 1 £338 -
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 104 (28.89%) Scrum
2 101 (28.06%) Security Cleared
3 84 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 83 (23.06%) SC Cleared
5 80 (22.22%) Azure
6 69 (19.17%) Public Sector
7 67 (18.61%) Java
8 62 (17.22%) Microsoft
9 58 (16.11%) DevOps
10 57 (15.83%) AWS
11 55 (15.28%) Jenkins
12 54 (15.00%) Docker
13 48 (13.33%) Microservices
14 47 (13.06%) Git (software)
15 44 (12.22%) PowerShell
15 44 (12.22%) JavaScript
15 44 (12.22%) Kubernetes
16 41 (11.39%) Windows
17 40 (11.11%) Coaching
17 40 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (10.83%) Citrix
18 39 (10.83%) DNS
19 38 (10.56%) Python
20 36 (10.00%) User Experience
20 36 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
20 36 (10.00%) Selenium
21 35 (9.72%) Kanban
21 35 (9.72%) TDD
22 34 (9.44%) Linux
23 33 (9.17%) Cucumber

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.17%) Confluence
3 14 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (3.89%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (2.22%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.67%) nginx
7 5 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.11%) Apache
8 4 (1.11%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.56%) GeoServer
10 2 (0.56%) JBoss
10 2 (0.56%) WildFly
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (6.11%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 80 (22.22%) Azure
2 57 (15.83%) AWS
3 32 (8.89%) Office 365
4 28 (7.78%) SaaS
5 22 (6.11%) Serverless
6 20 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (5.28%) GitHub
8 18 (5.00%) OpenShift
9 13 (3.61%) Datadog
10 12 (3.33%) Google Analytics
10 12 (3.33%) PaaS
11 11 (3.06%) OneDrive
11 11 (3.06%) Power Platform
12 10 (2.78%) GCP
13 9 (2.50%) PowerApps
14 8 (2.22%) Amazon S3
15 5 (1.39%) IaaS
16 4 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
16 4 (1.11%) Amazon Glacier
16 4 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.83%) DNS
2 22 (6.11%) DHCP
3 14 (3.89%) VPN
4 12 (3.33%) HTTP
4 12 (3.33%) SSL
5 10 (2.78%) LAN
5 10 (2.78%) Skype
5 10 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 10 (2.78%) WAN
6 8 (2.22%) PBX
6 8 (2.22%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.11%) Firewall
8 2 (0.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.56%) Internet
8 2 (0.56%) Intranet
8 2 (0.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.56%) SAN
9 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.28%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (3.89%) SQL Server
3 13 (3.61%) Amazon Redshift
4 11 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 11 (3.06%) Power BI
5 9 (2.50%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.94%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.39%) Big Data
9 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.11%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.11%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.11%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.11%) Flink
10 4 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.11%) MySQL
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (15.28%) Jenkins
2 47 (13.06%) Git (software)
3 36 (10.00%) Selenium
4 33 (9.17%) Cucumber
5 27 (7.50%) JIRA
6 20 (5.56%) Maven
7 19 (5.28%) Gatling
8 17 (4.72%) JUnit
9 11 (3.06%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.22%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.67%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.11%) GitLab
13 4 (1.11%) HP UFT
13 4 (1.11%) JMeter
13 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
14 3 (0.83%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.83%) Burp Suite
14 3 (0.83%) LoadRunner
15 2 (0.56%) Jasmine
General
1 69 (19.17%) Public Sector
2 25 (6.94%) Finance
3 16 (4.44%) Publishing
4 11 (3.06%) Banking
5 3 (0.83%) Automotive
5 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.56%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Back Office
7 1 (0.28%) Brand Awareness
7 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Front Office
7 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.28%) Retail
7 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (19.17%) Developer
2 40 (11.11%) Analyst
3 31 (8.61%) Designer
4 23 (6.39%) Architect
5 21 (5.83%) Consultant
5 21 (5.83%) Java Developer
6 19 (5.28%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.28%) Scrum Master
7 16 (4.44%) Project Manager
8 14 (3.89%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.61%) Content Designer
10 12 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (3.33%) User Researcher
11 11 (3.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 11 (3.06%) Mobility Engineer
12 10 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 10 (2.78%) Migration Manager
12 10 (2.78%) Migration Project Manager
12 10 (2.78%) Test Analyst
12 10 (2.78%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.06%) HTML
2 27 (7.50%) CSS
3 26 (7.22%) REST
4 25 (6.94%) Spring
5 22 (6.11%) JSON
5 22 (6.11%) XML
6 21 (5.83%) Web Services
7 20 (5.56%) .NET
8 18 (5.00%) React
8 18 (5.00%) Spring Boot
9 15 (4.17%) CSS3
9 15 (4.17%) HTML5
9 15 (4.17%) Node.js
9 15 (4.17%) Play Framework
10 13 (3.61%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.61%) JPA
11 12 (3.33%) SOAP
12 11 (3.06%) jQuery
13 10 (2.78%) RESTful
13 10 (2.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.00%) User Experience
2 28 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 23 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.89%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.78%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.94%) NHS
8 6 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.39%) Clustering
9 5 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.56%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.56%) PKI
13 1 (0.28%) Life Science
13 1 (0.28%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.28%) Renewable Energy
13 1 (0.28%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.39%) Windows
2 34 (9.44%) Linux
3 24 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.28%) Android
4 19 (5.28%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.94%) Unix
8 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (0.56%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (28.89%) Scrum
2 84 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 58 (16.11%) DevOps
4 48 (13.33%) Microservices
5 40 (11.11%) Coaching
5 40 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 35 (9.72%) Kanban
7 35 (9.72%) TDD
8 30 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.78%) Open Source
9 28 (7.78%) Service Design
10 27 (7.50%) Build Automation
11 26 (7.22%) Project Management
12 25 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (6.94%) Software Engineering
13 22 (6.11%) Migration
14 21 (5.83%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 19 (5.28%) Project Delivery
16 18 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 67 (18.61%) Java
2 44 (12.22%) JavaScript
2 44 (12.22%) PowerShell
3 38 (10.56%) Python
4 28 (7.78%) SQL
5 26 (7.22%) Shell Script
6 22 (6.11%) Scala
7 21 (5.83%) C#
8 18 (5.00%) C
8 18 (5.00%) C++
9 17 (4.72%) Bash Shell
9 17 (4.72%) Ruby
10 16 (4.44%) Perl
11 15 (4.17%) Java 8
12 10 (2.78%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.83%) Go
13 3 (0.83%) Kotlin
14 1 (0.28%) ABAP
14 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (28.06%) Security Cleared
2 83 (23.06%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 22 (6.11%) CTC Cleared
5 19 (5.28%) Degree
6 10 (2.78%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.22%) PMP
8 7 (1.94%) ISEB
9 6 (1.67%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.83%) HND
11 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.28%) CISM
12 1 (0.28%) CISSP
12 1 (0.28%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.72%) QA
2 12 (3.33%) WCAG
3 4 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.28%) NCSC
5 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (15.00%) Docker
2 27 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.33%) XenApp
3 12 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.83%) vSphere
6 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) LXC
Systems Management
1 44 (12.22%) Kubernetes
2 25 (6.94%) Ansible
3 22 (6.11%) SCCM
4 21 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (5.83%) Puppet
5 14 (3.89%) Terraform
6 13 (3.61%) Nagios
7 12 (3.33%) Kibana
8 11 (3.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (2.78%) Grafana
9 10 (2.78%) SafeCom
10 9 (2.50%) Packer
11 8 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.67%) HAProxy
13 2 (0.56%) logstash
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
13 2 (0.56%) Nessus
13 2 (0.56%) SCOM
13 2 (0.56%) WSUS
14 1 (0.28%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 62 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.83%) Citrix
3 20 (5.56%) Oracle
4 17 (4.72%) Google
5 14 (3.89%) Splunk
6 13 (3.61%) New Relic
7 11 (3.06%) Ivanti
7 11 (3.06%) SAP
8 10 (2.78%) ThinPrint
9 9 (2.50%) Trend Micro
10 5 (1.39%) VMware
11 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) Cisco
12 2 (0.56%) Symantec
12 2 (0.56%) Tableau
13 1 (0.28%) CA Agile Central
13 1 (0.28%) Guidewire
13 1 (0.28%) HP
13 1 (0.28%) IBM
13 1 (0.28%) Infor